NOTICE:Before inspecting the wheel alignment, adjust the vehicleheight to the specification.If the vehicle height is not to the specification, try to adjust it bypushing down on or lifting the body.2.INSTALL CAMBER–CASTER–KINGPIN GAUGEONTO VEHICLE OR POSITION VEHICLE ON WHEELALIGNMENT TESTERFollow the specific instructions of the equipment manufacturer.3.INSPECT CAMBER, CASTER AND STEERING AXISINCLINATIONCamberLeft–right error–0°37’ ±45’ (–0.62°±0.75°)45’ (0.75°) or lessCasterLeft–right error2°18’ ±45’ (2.30°±0.75°)45’ (0.75°) or lessSteering axis inclinationLeft–right error13°04’ ±45’ (13.07°±0.75°)45’ (0.75°) or lessIf the caster and steering axis inclination are not within the spec-ification, after the camber has correctly adjusted, recheck thesuspension parts for damaged and/or worn out parts.4.INSPECT TOE–INToe–in(total)A + B: 0°±12’ (0°±0.2°)C – D: 0 ±2 mm (0 ±0.08 in.)If the toe–in is not within the specification, adjust it at the rackends.
W03086R1430912W03087F01195BoltAdjustingValueSet Bolt15’30’Adjusting Bolt90105–1700190105–1700390105–1700490105–1700545’1°00’1°15’1°30’121212121 Dot2 Dots3 Dots–SUSPENSION AND AXLEFRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENTSA–51053AuthorĂ:DateĂ:1997 LEXUS ES300 (RM511U)5.ADJUST CAMBERNOTICE:After the camber has been adjusted, inspect the toe–in.(a)Remove the front wheels and speed sensor clamp.(b)Remove the 2 nuts on the lower side of the shock absorb-er.(c)Coat the threads of the nuts with engine oil.(d)Temporarily install the 2 nuts.(e)Adjust the camber by pushing or pulling the lower side ofthe shock absorber in the direction in which the camberadjustment is required.(f)Tighten the nuts.Torque: 211 N·m (2,150 kgf·cm, 156 ft·lbf)(g)Install the front wheels.Torque: 103 N·m (1,050 kgf·cm, 76 ft·lbf)(h)Check the camber.HINT:zTry to adjust the camber to the center value.zAdjusting value for the set bolts is 6’ – 30’ (0.1°– 0.5°).If the camber is not within the specification, using the table be-low, estimate of how much additional camber adjustment will berequired, and select the camber adjusting bolt.(i)Do the above mentioned steps again. Between step (b)and (c), exchange 1 or 2 selected bolts.HINT:When exchange 2 bolts, exchange 1 bolt for each time.
W03088W03089SA0028FrontABABA: InsideB: OutsideSA–6–SUSPENSION AND AXLEFRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT1054AuthorĂ:DateĂ:1997 LEXUS ES300 (RM511U)6.ADJUST TOE–IN(a)Remove the boot clamps.(b)Loosen the tie rod end lock nuts.(c)Turn the left and right tie rod ends an equal amount to ad-just the toe–in.HINT:zTry to adjust the toe–in to the center value.zMake sure that the length of the left and right tie rod endslength are the same.Tie rod end length difference:1.5 mm (0.059 in.) or less(d)Torque the tie rod end lock nuts.Torque: 74 N·m (750 kgf·cm, 54 ft·lbf)(e)Place the boot on the seat and install the clip it.HINT:Make sure that the boots are not twisted.